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iMINCO has created a list of mining jobs to help people understand what types of mining jobs they can apply for.

This e-book is completely free and is perfect for people who are considering a career in the mining industry – but don’t know where to start.

Mining jobs for everyone

The mining industry is a magnet for people looking to step into a new career that offers a massive range of job roles. Many mining jobs are appeal to people who don’t have any mining experience, because the barriers to entry are quite low.

Times have changed in the mining industry. Jobs that are classed as entry-level are still available as mining in Australia shifts from the investment stage into the productivity stage.

Most mining jobs can pay very well and open the way for career development within the mining industry.

List of mining jobs e-book contents

  • Entry Level Mining Jobs
  • Mining Administration Jobs
  • Catering / Cleaning / Domestic Mining Jobs: entry level mining jobs
  • Drill and Blast Mining Jobs
  • Dump Truck Mining Jobs
  • Electrical Jobs In Mining
  • Finance Mining Jobs
  • Geologist Jobs In Mining
  • Health and Safety Jobs In Mining
  • Mine Machine Operators / All Rounder Jobs
  • Plant Maintenance & Vehicle Management
  • Mining Management Jobs
  • Mechanical / Fitter / Welder / Boilermaker Mining Jobs List
  • Mining Engineer Jobs
  • Mine Planning and Production Jobs
  • Trades and Services Mining Jobs
  • Truck Driving / Freight Management Jobs In Mining
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48 Comments

  1. Johan July 25, 2014 Reply

    Hi

    I’m a qualified electrician from South Africa, what steps should I take to get a mining job in Australia?

    • John July 31, 2014

      Hello and thanks for your question. To work in Australia you must have authority to be employed as a migrant worker. There is a scheme run by the Australian government that identifies those careers that are in short supply in Australia. You will require a 457 visa to work in Australia and a job to go to. This means an employer must agree to employ you under strict conditions. Electricians jobs can be advertised frequently on the online mining jobs boards, however you will not be able to work unless you get the correct visa.

      You can search the online jobs boards like SEEK, Indeed, Career One or My Career. Search for ‘electrician mining’, or ‘electrical fitter’. Discover who the employer is and do your research on them. Learning about the mining industry in Australia is also a top priority for you.

      r.e. How do I get a job as an electrician in the mining industry in Australia?
      iMINCO Mining Information

      This is your first step to getting a mining job in Australia.

  2. simonrichardson_2@hotmail.com August 25, 2013 Reply

    hi guys
    im a trade carpenter for over years and now im looking at for a more secure role in my life could you recomend a entry level coarse and companys to look out for in qld

    • John August 26, 2013

      Hi Simon
      For people looking to get into the mining industry we recommend you do the following courses. If you want to work in Queensland in the mining industry, there is a Queensland government requirement for you to have first completed a Mining Induction safety course. This is a Mining Inspectorate initiative to educate first time workers in the industry in the safety and procedural policies you will be expected to understand before entering a mine site. This course is called the Standard 11 and it is a 2 day course with a pre-reading assessment to be completed before you attend day 1 of the course.

      In some cases, if you find employment with a contracting company to the larger mining companies, they may put you through their own mine-specific induction. Being a carpenter, it’s always advisable to complete your Work At Heights and Confined Spaces course as they are often required. If you don’t have these qualifications, then it can hamper your chances of getting an interview.

      Mining is all about safety Simon, you have to show mining companies you take safety very seriously and the fact you have invested your own money in doing training courses shows them you are serious about a career in the industry.

      Don’t just expect you can lob somewhere and walk into a mining job… times have changed, however, with the right qualifications (RII qualifications on your resume), the right mindset and a little bit of luck – you can break into the industry. Download the free e-book “Mining JObs Guide 2013″ – it’ll give you some good ideas on how to get a start in the industry. You can also Research the mining companies to build your knowledge.

      If you’re working in Queensland in a mining environment, you have to be fit and healthy too – you may need to complete a Coal Board Medical Examination

      Good luck with your job search Simon – I hope we have helped you in some way?

      John
      iMINCO Mining Information

      R.E. How can I get a start in the mines as a carpenter?

  3. susan.buckeridge@gmail.com June 10, 2013 Reply

    I am a registered nurse and would like to change my career environment to the mining sector. Could you please advise me how to apply for this? Regards Susan

  4. jason pearce February 18, 2013 Reply

    im interested in joining the mining team and would like to know when an where the nearest courses are. i live in trangie nsw

  5. Rob Wallace February 18, 2013 Reply

    Hi there, me and my friend have been in Australia for a while now and have been interested in looking for a job in the mining industry. We don’t have any experience of mining itself but would be interested in looking into any courses that may help us get on to the ladder. We have many other skills which could come in handy in other areas of mining which we have spotted while looking through your website. If you could let us know how we could apply for these jobs or maybe speak to someone who could help us out we would be very gratefull

    Many thanks

    Rob Wallace

  6. Kelly November 27, 2012 Reply

    Hi
    I was wondering how to find info on getting work as a waitress, kitchen hand/cook or housekeeping/cleaning??

    • John November 28, 2012

      Just start your job search in a really simple manner. Go to Google and search for “kitchen hand mining jobs”, or “kitchen hand no experience mining”, or “mining jobs kitchen-hand”, or “cleaning jobs in mines”. You really have to step it up if you want to work in the mining industry. Searching for jobs means you have to be resourceful and go and find the jobs yourself. You’ll be faced with plenty of challenging situations whilst working in the industry, thinking on your own two feet is the first step. So go to Google and search for the jobs there, or go to seek.com.au, indeed.com.au – you’ll find plenty of advertised jobs there. You also need a good resume..do you have one?

      John
      iMINCO Mining Information
      r.e. How to find work as a kitchen hand or cleaner in the mines.

  7. Daniel August 15, 2012 Reply

    Hi I was wondering if there are any positions for carpenters ??

    • Author
      John August 16, 2012

      Hi Daniel
      Yes there are mining opportunities for carpenters. Have you contacted any mining companies yourself to date? Search the web for “carpenters mining”, or go to Seek.com.au or better still, here is a mining job for carpenters on careerone.com.au. Give them a call and start to get a feel for what they are looking for. It could be formwork carpenters, general carpenters for construction (there’s going to be a lot of mining construction jobs for carpenters and tradesmen in the next year or so). There’s a heap of mining jobs for carpenters on the SimplyHired.com.au website also. Get your resume up to speed and make it mine focused. You can read about mining resumes on our website.

      John
      iMINCO Mining Information.
      r.e. Mining jobs for carpenters

      Mining resume tips
      …more Mining resume service

  8. Sharon August 7, 2012 Reply

    Hi,
    Do you have vacancies for qualified nurses?
    Sharon

    • Pete August 7, 2012

      Hi Sharon
      Thanks for your question. iMINCO does not employ people to fill mining jobs, but I can help you in your search to find the right mining job for you. There are 153 nurses jobs in mining on SEEK.com.au at the moment. Take a look and see which jobs suit your qualifications and experience. There are many types of mine jobs for nurses, some are permanent and some would be FIFO, depending on the mining company. Of course it would be good to highlight some mining related experience on your resume, it always helps!! Read about the mining induction courses too, because you need this type of certification before you can step foot on a lot of mine sites. Good luck with the job hunting – there’s a lot of opportunities, so get started today!

      Pete
      iMINCo Mining Information
      r.e. Nursing jobs in the mines

  9. Andrew O'Dowd June 27, 2012 Reply

    Where can I send a resume?

  10. Andrew O'Dowd June 27, 2012 Reply

    Hi there, I have certificate 4 in building and have been a carpenter for 15 years and been in the building industry for 20 years. I am currently living in Sydney but would like a change. I would love to work in the mines over in WA for something different whether it be as a carpenter, building supervisor or even just swinging a shovel. I am 36 years old and don’t want to look back in 20 years or so thinking that I should have took the challenge. Will move and relocate for the right job.

    • Pete June 27, 2012

      Hi
      Mining jobs in WA, there seems to be a lot of opportunities – no denying that. Start off by finding out who the big mining companies are in WA, go online and research them, view their job vacancies lists, then search the mining jobs boards. Next, get the right mine-ready certification, because you won’t be allowed anywhere near a mine site without it. Mining companies will only consider you if you have the appropriate mine safety training qualifications. Mining jobs are just like any other job, you have to prepare yourself, do your research, get the right credentials, contact the employers and make sure you have everything in place to make a good impression. It could also be worth your while up-skilling, to take advantage of the expected shortages in mine-site deputies and managers over the coming years.

      Pete
      iMINCO Mining Information
      R.E. I would love to work in the mines in W.A. How would I go about it?

  11. Carli February 7, 2012 Reply

    Hi, I hold a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting & Marketing). I also have around 4 years accounting experience. I would love to find a job in the mines & utlise my degree. I am wondering if you could please tell me where is best place to search?

    Thanks,
    Carli

    • Gran April 11, 2012

      Apply to Thiess at Burton Glenden
      Go to the Thiess website look for finance positions

  12. mitch December 29, 2011 Reply

    hey was just wondering how hard it is to get a job in the mines if i have a airconditioning licence , im an apprentice electrican and i have a truck licence ???

  13. meme December 13, 2011 Reply

    Hi, my name is meme and I am qualified health inspector with a diploma in environmental health. I’ve always wanted to work in a mining industry as a safety officer. Will you please let me know if there are any vacancies that’s suit my qualification.

  14. Sam September 7, 2011 Reply

    Hey, im nearly 18 years old, looking to get an apprenticeship in the mines. Whats the best way to do this.

    I have no experience with phsysical labour, but 2 years hospitality work.

    • Pete - iMINCO September 8, 2011

      Hi Sam,
      We dont actually offer apprenticeships, however have a look at the following link on our website regarding the upcoming expos. There may be people there you can talk face to face with regarding apprenticeship options.
      http://iminco.net/mining-jobs-expos/#ad
      Thanks.
      Pete – iMINCO
      RE: Mining Apprenticeships

  15. Jack August 12, 2011 Reply

    Hi, I am looking for a job in the mining industry as a Waiter. I have relevant experience and certificates. Where should I start looking for work and are there any courses that you know of to get one step closer to being Hired? Thank you.

  16. Freddie Tuia July 25, 2011 Reply

    Hi There.
    Looking at jobs in the mines as a Tyre Fitter. Currently Self employed at the moment and looking at Australia to extend my career. Thanks

    • Pete - iMINCO July 25, 2011

      Hi Freddie
      we are just about to run some tyre fitter courses for the mines. You are welcome to attend the course once it starts. There is a growing need for tyre fitters in the mines and it is a job that is an unskilled mining job. Check the project news for an update on these dates.
      Pete iMINCO
      Re: unskilled mining jobs

  17. Christopher Pender July 22, 2011 Reply

    Seriously looking for employment in mines.Trainee Dump Truck Operator or similar.G.I.Safety Induction.H.R.License.Also wealth of Hospitality experience up to Management.Anything (legal) considered.

  18. Paul Naylor June 19, 2011 Reply

    Hi , would like to know if any sheetmetal jobs in WA thankyou.

  19. wendy syms June 8, 2011 Reply

    I am looking for work as kitchen hand in the mining industry. I have 15 yrs experience working in kitchens and have food safe certificate. I know how to work hard!!!!!!!

  20. Rajesh May 31, 2011 Reply

    how to get a job as a cook

    • Pete - iMINCO June 1, 2011

      Hi Rajesh
      You can try a company like SODEXHO they are very large employers of catering within the mining industry
      Pete iMINCO RE: catering jobs in the mines

  21. Jodie Thorne March 30, 2011 Reply

    Hi just enquiring about a dump truck operating postition at Barrow Island. I have 4yrs experience on the 777cat, 785cat,789cat,785komatsu, 4400bucyrus, 777d watercart. I’m currently employed and is of aboriginal decent. Just an enquiry. Cheers

  22. Shea March 24, 2011 Reply

    Hi Shea here i have done the dump truck course and my blue card and my genies mining course and I have re written my CV i cant under stand why mines wont take me please let me no if there is any thing else i can do. I am looking for any mine job, cook, cleaner, dump truck driver any thing realy just to get my foot in the door

    Thanks

  23. shane March 22, 2011 Reply

    hi i have worked with tyres of all sizes for six years so how do i go about getting a tyre fitting job within the mines

  24. Scott March 11, 2011 Reply

    Hi there we are a couple looking to relocate to a QLD mine i have a QLD security licence & my partrer is a assistant in nursing.
    Approx costs for tickets & if any opportunites are available any info would be greatly appreciated!
    Regards,
    Scott & Nicky.

  25. Patrick March 10, 2011 Reply

    A lot of mine vacancies require you to have mine experience, how do you get that start although you may have a lot of qualification that would suit but zero mine experieince. Regards

    • Pete - iMINCO March 10, 2011

      Hi Patrick
      Doing a course like the work ready program will give you skills that are equal to someone with 2 years experience in underground mining. The work ready program is the best way to get skilled up specifically for mining and it is a course that doesn’t cost a fortune. You can read more about it here. Mining Work Ready Program

  26. Brian Stiles February 20, 2011 Reply

    I am looking for a job in the mines or construction as A fully Qualified Boilermaker/ DLI Welder,

    Or a job as a Fork lift Driver, I have all the relevent licences,

  27. rodney January 20, 2011 Reply

    i have worked in oil and gas ( drill rig on land ) for 5 years now and need a change. Can anyone tell me how to get into the mines in W.A ?

  28. Brett and Kate (Couple) December 29, 2010 Reply

    Hi,
    We are a couple who are willing to relocate within QLD to undertake mining work. Brett is a qualified sheet metal worker and I have experience in Reception, Admin and OHS. Could you please let us know if there is any vacancies that would suit either of us?
    Many thanks,
    Kate

  29. Ashley October 6, 2010 Reply

    im currently obtaining my dump truck licence, and was interested to know if there are any available jobs.

  30. Aaron September 29, 2010 Reply

    Hi my name is Aaron and I am working on a mine as a mine environmental control assistant(ventilation assistant) can I find a job in australia I also have a fitter service man certificate I am also looking for any mine related job I can even do a dump truck course and other relevant coursers to secure a job in australian mines even entry level jobs.(From South Africa at Impala platinum mines)

  31. paul September 18, 2010 Reply

    could you please tell me if there are any vacancies for boilermaker welders up there

  32. John December 13, 2012 Reply

    Hi Michael
    We get asked a lot of questions on how to get a start in the mines. We suggest everyone go to this page New Starters and read the articles there. This will give you a head start in your search for answers. You might also consider signing up for one of the Industry Pathways information seminars in 2013 in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Brisbane. Call (07) 5562 2212for more information.

    Start your search on Google for Mine Security Guard jobs.

    John
    iMINCO Mining Information
    r.e. Security jobs in the mines.

  33. John January 23, 2013 Reply

    Hi,
    First of all, the best place to start looking is on the mining jobs boards like SEEK and CARREER ONE, or go to Google and type in “kitchen hand mining jobs” or “cleaning jobs in the mines”. You’ll find a lot of jobs being advertised. It’s just a case of you deciding where you want to work. Do you want to travel to work and FIFO or would you prefer to work locally and locate yourself closer to the mining communities? You need a good resume too. Something that is well written and focuses on your prior skills. You also have to tailor your experience towards mining and show the mining company or recruiters you understand mining life and you are prepared to start and work your way up. This is often the best strategy when looking for a mining job as a kitchen hand, cleaner etc. Also – don’t forget to ask your friends and rellies if they know anyone who is in the mines at the moment. Word of mouth promotion is very powerful and often ends up with an interview – the rest is up to you.

    John
    iMINCO Mining Information
    R.E. How to get a job in the mines as a cleaner or kitchen hand.
    Some useful links.
    Information for New Starters in the industry
    Read these mining articles
    Read our FREE Project News newsletter and sign up to receive them regularly
    Do a mining induction safety course
    Have a good resume prepared for you
    Research the mining companies
    Do a 4WD course

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